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Best kept secret

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Twenty years ago, contractors were using fax machines, visiting plan rooms and handling mounds of paper to manage the bid process. The Builders Exchange of Texas (BXTX) was in the thick of it, publishing a printed Bulletin, operating a physical plan room and busily making blueprint copies for its members. Then one day, BXTX received its first CD Rom with plans and specs on it and realized that the world was moving rapidly tow...

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09/05/2017 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Good times, good times

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Employees that play together enjoy their days together, which is why Jordan & Skala Engineers in Dallas make it a priority to enjoy their group dynamic outside of the office....

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08/30/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Too cool for school!

DALLAS/FT WORTH -How did local construction-related companies spend their summer? For many, a good portion of their time was spent making sure students had the tools they needed for an A+ school year! –mjm...

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08/30/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Smart cookies

DALLAS/FT WORTH - On Aug. 8, professional engineers around the world celebrated the second annual “Professional Engineers Day,” and JQ in Fort Worth engineered their own celebration as well, complete with a cookie cake! The day raises awareness professional engineering and recognizes licensed PEs for their contributions. –mjm...

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08/30/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Through the generations

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Construction is the lifeblood that runs through Steven Mansfield’s family. The owner of subcontracting company S&C Mansfield is actually the third generation to work in the industry – his father and grandfather were both general contractors....

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08/30/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Playing house

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Local builders and architects had a play date to design and construct adorable abodes for the pint-sized set, and all for a good cause! Playhouse entries for the “2017 Parade of Playhouses” were assembled and on display at Dallas’ NorthPark Center July 7-23. Proceeds from a raffle to win these miniature mansions benefitted Dallas CASA. –mjm...

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07/27/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Green Building - A green horizon

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? The construction industry as whole is doing fine. There are new projects and new products coming on board every day. Each city faces its obstacles. Our challenges are still the same, lead times for permits are still lagging and the shortage of labor has always been a factor....

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09/13/2017 06:21:00 | Viewed: 0
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Best kept secret

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Twenty years ago, contractors were using fax machines, visiting plan rooms and handling mounds of paper to manage the bid process. The Builders Exchange of Texas (BXTX) was in the thick of it, publishing a printed Bulletin, operating a physical plan room and busily making blueprint copies for its members. Then one day, BXTX received its first CD Rom with plans and specs on it and realized that the world was moving rapidly tow...

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09/05/2017 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - The Economic Loss Rule and construction defect litigation Part 3: Blurred lines, uncertainty, and recent legal developments

AUSTIN - This is the third article in a three-part series about the economic loss rule. As previously discussed, the rule sorts legal claims by distinguishing whether a party can recover under contract or in tort. Thus, how the rule draws the line between contract and tort claims is vital for those in the construction industry. Indeed, if the rule sets a broad scope for contract claims, parties who rely on the certainty provided by certain contra...

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08/30/2017 21:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule

AUSTIN - On March 25th, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule regarding respirable crystalline silica. Under this rule, employers are now subject to new standards for protecting workers. As the construction industry approaches the required implementation date of September 23, 2017, it is a good time to review the highlights....

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08/30/2017 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0